There are first world problems, and then there are San Francisco problems: for example, deciding whether or not a gay, white father of a multiracial daughter adds enough diversity to a volunteer parent committee filled with women. That was the most recent head-scratcher for the San Francisco Board of Education, the same school board that voted last month to scrub the names of such problematic Americans as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln from local schools. The candidate was Seth Brenzel, a professional singer and the executive director of an acclaimed Bay Area summer music school. Brenzel also is openly gay, married and a father, according to an online bio.
Family Of Young Graduate Killed By Falling Tree In Burlingame Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Is San Francisco Safe? Areas to Avoid and Other Warnings
San Francisco earns its rightful place as a traveler favorite thanks to its natural beauty, cultural offerings, and thriving food scene. And even though San Francisco is, by and large, quite a safe place for visitors, the City by the Bay does have areas that are best avoided. However, certain types of property crime—car break-ins, most notably—are significantly higher than average. And San Francisco also struggles, in a very public way, with homelessness. Below, find our advice about areas to avoid in San Francisco, as well as good tips for being a smart and safe tourist in San Francisco. During the day, navigating this area requires extra care; at night, however, many visitors prefer to avoid walking in this neighborhood for more than a block or two.
S.F. area's LGBT population tops survey; San Jose near bottom
Khalil Gay was walking with a co-worker outside the Color Genomics facility on Mitten Road when a foot-tall Brazilian peppertree fell on him February Despite assistance from coworkers and first responders, Gay was declared dead at the scene. Khalil Gay was killed by a falling tree outside his workplace in Burlingame on February 26,
Osento, a Japanese bathhouse on Valencia Street in San Francisco, is long gone, closed now for nearly a decade. Back in the day, people looking for Osento on a similarly soupy afternoon were probably just as confounded. It was mostly known through word of mouth by its clientele, who say its founder ended a nearly three-decade run when she shuttered it in and moved north to Lake County, Calif.